By Janet Martin
Gym memberships usually increase during the month of January because everybody seems to want to start their year with a resolution to lose weight and become healthier. However, after a few visits to the gym, many people start to become less enthusiastic in their efforts to be buff because of... Read More
If you reach for something sweet when you're stressed or angry - or simply out of habit - then you're definitely not alone. Many people reach for simple carbohydrates like candy, ice cream or cookies when they're tired or upset. Some researchers are convinced that carb cravings like this may indicate depression because they're linked to a drop in serotonin - the feel-good hormone, and is marked by a decline in mood and concentration. If... Read More
by Ted Goldberg
Luscious desserts and low-carb diets typically do not mix. Sugar is, of course, a carbohydrate. How can you have something "sweet" without using sugar?
Those of us who cook know that using artificial sweeteners changes the recipe drastically. Substances like saccharin have less... Read More
By Marci Sloane, Ms, Rd, Ld/n, Cde
An estimated 24 million Americans have diabetes and 1/3 of them don't even know it! Diabetes can lead to many complications -- since it is a disease of the vessels: heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, nerve damage and amputation are... Read More
Forget all the fancy claims on the front of the package - "Lite," "Low Sodium," "Reduced Fat" -- they tell you nothing. What you need is a direct means of comparison between products, and this is found in a little box on the bottom or back simply labeled "Nutrition Facts." Highly simplified from the labeling used years ago, this box presents key dietary information exclusively.
First on the label is the serving size. People tend to... Read More
Some people prefer to work out on an empty stomach; some like a pre-workout snack. Which burns more calories, and which has the most impact on your performance? It depends. While exercising on an empty stomach may burn a few extra fat calories, research shows that total calorie burn is about the same, and that's all that matters when you're trying to lose weight.
If you're not sure if you should... Read More
by Wilson St. Peter
Stevia is about 300 times sweeter than sugar in its natural state. Its medicinal uses include regulating blood sugar, preventing hypertension, treatment of skin disorders, and prevention of tooth decay. Other studies show that it is a natural antibacterial and antiviral agent as well. Stevia... Read More
It seems like everything you eat these days is bad for you. First, eggs are part of a balanced breakfast. Then, they are filled with cholesterol, back away slowly. Next, you're allowed to eat the whites for lean protein but make sure you take out the yolks , that was where all that nasty cholesterol was hiding. Whew. And it goes like this for so many foods. Luckily our understanding of how different foods affect the body grows daily.... Read More
by Alan Chai
A plan for natural weight loss can often include products that will help you focus on the process of losing weight. If you can do so without introducing additional chemical and harmful substances into your body, you will be healthier overall. Natural products give you that extra boost to help get... Read More
By Nick Mutt
Losing weight is not as easy as advertised by pharmaceutical companies that claim their products to assure 100 percent guaranteed weight loss. Shedding those extra pounds of flesh requires some physical activities accompanied with herbal supplements that are not only free from side effects but also take... Read More